Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021

History and Constitution (U.S. and Georgia) Legislative Requirements

Georgia law requires that each candidate for a degree from a University System of Georgia institution demonstrate knowledge of the history and constitution of the United States and Georgia by course work or examination.

The U.S. and Georgia constitution requirements can be satisfied by earning a passing grade in POLS 1150 Politics and Society or its equivalent taken at another University System of Georgia institution. Transfer students who receive credit for POLS 1150 from a non-University System of Georgia institution or Advanced Placement will satisfy the U.S. constitution portion of the requirement, but not the Georgia constitution portion of the requirement. The Georgia constitution requirement can be satisfied by passing POLS 2201 State and Local Government or by passing an examination. Contact the Center for Testing to schedule the exam.

The U.S. and Georgia history requirements can be satisfied by earning a passing grade in HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 U.S. History or its equivalent taken at another University System of Georgia institution or by passing the U.S. and Georgia history examinations. Transfer students who bring credit for the U.S. History course from a non-University System of Georgia institution or Advanced Placement have satisfied the U.S. portion of the requirement but not the Georgia history portion. The Georgia history portion can be satisfied by passing HIST 4415 or by passing the Georgia history examination. Contact the Center for Testing to schedule the exam.

Students will be allowed no more than four attempts at the U.S. history exam and four attempts at the Georgia history exam. After the 4th attempt, students will be required to pass HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 to satisfy the requirement for U.S. and/or Georgia history. Students who are registered for HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 will not be allowed to sign up for the U.S. or Georgia History test during the semester they are taking the course.